The Aesthetic Economy of Fashion (inbunden)
Format
Inbunden (Hardback)
Språk
Engelska
Antal sidor
200
Utgivningsdatum
2009-09-01
Förlag
Berg Publishers
Illustrationer
black & white illustrations
Volymtitel
v. 39
Dimensioner
241 x 165 x 19 mm
Vikt
444 g
Antal komponenter
1
Komponenter
52:B&W 6.14 x 9.21in or 234 x 156mm (Royal 8vo) Case Laminate on White w/Gloss Lam
ISSN
1360-466X
ISBN
9781845204723
The Aesthetic Economy of Fashion (inbunden)

The Aesthetic Economy of Fashion

Markets and Value in Clothing and Modelling

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Fashion is bound up with promoting the 'new', concerned with constantly changing aesthetics. The favoured styles or looks of a season arise out of the work of a vast range of different actors who collectively produce, select, distribute and promote the new ideals, before moving on to next season. How, then, are fashionable commodities stabilized long enough for them to be selected, distributed and sold? Since there are few studies that actually examine the work that goes on inside the world of fashion, we know little about these processes. This book addresses this gap in our knowledge by examining how aesthetic products are defined, distributed and valued. It focuses attention on the work of some of the market agents, particularly model agents or 'bookers' and fashion buyers, shaping the aesthetics inside their markets. In analysing their work, Entwistle develops a theoretical framework for understanding the distinctive features of aesthetic marketplaces and the aesthetic calculations within them.
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'This is a major book and a highly significant contribution to our understanding of how specific features of the fashion economy operate. Drawing on fascinating field work in a well-known department store and also in fashion model agencies, Entwistle uses the new sociology of markets and of actor networks to analyse the calculative practices which underpin the production of fashion worlds and their objects. This book has great originality and depth, and will be used across a range of academic disciplines.'Angela McRobbie, Goldsmiths, University of London

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Joanne Entwistle is Senior Research Fellow, London College of Fashion, University of the Arts London.

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1. Introduction Part One: Understanding aesthetic markets 2. An aesthetic marketplace: assembling 'economy' and 'culture' 3. The aesthetic economy: the production of value in the field of fashion modelling Part Two: Fashion buying: a case study 4. A brief introduction to the fieldwork 5. Understanding high fashion clothing: retailing and buying in the UK 6. The materialities of fashion and fashion knowledge 7. Tacit aesthetic knowledge: the fashion sense and sensibility of fashion buyers 8. Examining the interfaces: fashion buying encounters and the relationships between products, buyers, suppliers and customers